Category Archives: Wine and other alcohol

Taste the Little Karoo, by Beate Joubert

Sometimes a recipe book just speaks to me of someone specific – Taste the Little Karoo is evocative of a friend of mine who owns a holiday home in the Little Karoo and who is a fantastic cook.  The book … Continue reading

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Today’s Grand Cru – Landskroon Shiraz 2013

Cru is “a vineyard or group of vineyards, especially one of recognized quality”. It is a French wine term which is traditionally translated as “growth”, as it was originally the past participle of the verb “croitre”. At the recent Chef’s … Continue reading

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Giving Back Childhood

I fell in love with this book just from its cover – so much for not judging a book by its cover – but seriously, what’s not to love about a book in aid of funds for the Red CrossWar … Continue reading

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Today’s Grand Cru – Warwick The First Lady Unoaked Chardonnay 2016

The main course at the InterContinental Johannesburg’s Chef’s Table was Chicken Ballotine stuffed with pistachio nuts, chorizo and a medallion of chicken, smokey pork belly lardons accompanied by autumn vegetables, Pomme William and rich chicken jus. The food and beverage … Continue reading

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Hot dogs – Moon food

Today’s fascinating, but utterly useless, food fact – 13 April 2013 – John Galardi died (born March 4, 1938).  Founder of Wienerschnitzel (originally Der Wienerschnitzel) hot dog fast food chain. I told you it was useless.  Now here’s the fascinating … Continue reading

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Today’s Grand Cru – KWV Sauvignon Blanc 2013

The Symphony of Salmon starter at the InterContinental Hotel, Johannesburg at OR Tambo is a trio of dishes – a salmon fishcake, a salmon spring roll and smoked salmon and prawn roulade – by Chef Yoshan Naidu. The salmon spring … Continue reading

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A frugal fondue

Today fascinating, but utterly useless, food fact. Today, 11 April, is National Fondue Day in the USA. Not Switzerland.  The United States of America. According to Wikipedia, a fondue is a Swiss dish of melted cheese served in a communal … Continue reading

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